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Synonyms for sham
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fake, sham, postiche(noun)

    something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be

    Synonyms:
    impostor, shammer, imposter, fraud, pretender, postiche, faker, juke, role player, pseudo, fake, pseud, hairpiece, false hair

    Antonyms:
    genuine, echt

  2. imposter, impostor, pretender, fake, faker, fraud, sham, shammer, pseudo, pseud, role player(adj)

    a person who makes deceitful pretenses

    Synonyms:
    histrion, fraud, imposter, pseudo, fake, dissimulator, faker, player, pretender, fraudulence, juke, role player, hoax, dissembler, put-on, humbug, shammer, actor, pseud, hypocrite, phoney, phony, postiche, impostor, dupery, malingerer, thespian, skulker

    Antonyms:
    genuine, echt

  3. assumed, false, fictitious, fictive, pretended, put on, sham(verb)

    adopted in order to deceive

    "an assumed name"; "an assumed cheerfulness"; "a fictitious address"; "fictive sympathy"; "a pretended interest"; "a put-on childish voice"; "sham modesty"

    Synonyms:
    off-key, fancied, fake, mistaken, imitation, sour, delusive, fictive, simulated, put on, fictional, assumed, false, faux, fictitious, fabricated, pretended, untrue

    Antonyms:
    echt, genuine

  4. simulate, assume, sham, feign(verb)

    make a pretence of

    "She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger"; "he feigned sleep"

    Synonyms:
    pretend, adopt, take for granted, arrogate, get into, accept, strike, dissemble, take on, imitate, acquire, usurp, simulate, assume, put on, presume, affect, feign, take, model, take over, seize, don, take up, bear, wear, copy

    Antonyms:
    genuine, echt

  5. feign, sham, pretend, affect, dissemble(verb)

    make believe with the intent to deceive

    "He feigned that he was ill"; "He shammed a headache"

    Synonyms:
    bear upon, make believe, mask, touch, cloak, touch on, strike, dissemble, move, assume, involve, pretend, venture, simulate, impress, affect, hazard, feign, act, impact, guess, profess, bear on, regard, make

    Antonyms:
    genuine, echt

Wiktionary

  1. sham(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    mock

    Antonyms:
    sincere, genuine, real

  2. sham(adjective)

    To deceive, cheat, lie.

    You were shammed by the pool shark.

    Synonyms:
    mock

    Antonyms:
    sincere, genuine, real

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sham

    Pretense (Latin prætendo) primarily signifies the holding something forward as having certain rights or claims, whether truly or falsely; in the good sense, it is now rarely used except with a negative; as, there can be no pretense that this is due; a false pretense implies the possibility of a true pretense; but, alone and unlimited, pretense commonly signifies the offering of something for what it is not. Hypocrisy is the false pretense of moral excellence, either as a cover for actual wrong, or for the sake of the credit and advantage attaching to virtue. Cant (Latin cantus, a song), primarily the singsong iteration of the language of any party, school, or sect, denotes the mechanical and pretentious use of religious phraseology, without corresponding feeling or character; sanctimoniousness is the assumption of a saintly manner without a saintly character. As cant is hypocrisy in utterance, so sanctimoniousness is hypocrisy in appearance, as in looks, tones, etc. Pietism, originally a word of good import, is now chiefly used for an unregulated emotionalism; formalism is an exaggerated devotion to forms, rites, and ceremonies, without corresponding earnestness of heart; sham (identical in origin with shame) is a trick or device that puts one to shame, or that shamefully disappoints expectation or falsifies appearance. Affectation is in matters of intellect, taste, etc., much what hypocrisy is in morals and religion; affectation might be termed petty hypocrisy. Compare DECEPTION.

    Synonyms:
    affectation, cant, dissimulation, formalism, hypocrisy, pharisaism, pietism, pretense, sanctimoniousness, sanctimony

    Antonyms:
    candor, frankness, genuineness, honesty, ingenuousness, openness, sincerity, transparency, truth, truthfulness

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sham

    Synonyms:
    phantom, ghost, delusion, illusion, mockery, shadow, pretence, counterfeit, unreality

    Antonyms:
    substance, reality, verity, substantiality, truth

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sham(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    feign, pretend, make pretence of

  2. sham(n.)

    Synonyms:
    imposture, imposition, trick, fraud, feint, delusion, humbug, pretence, clap-trap

  3. sham(a.)

    Synonyms:
    pretended, false, assumed, counterfeit, mock, spurious, clap-trap, make-believe, not real

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sham(a)

    Synonyms:
    counterfeit, spurious, pretended, dummy, unreal false, mock, simulated

  2. sham(n)

    Synonyms:
    pretense, feint, delusion, imposition, mockery, fraud, imitation, dissimulation, simulation

  3. sham(v)

    Synonyms:
    feign, pretend, imitate, personate, dissimulate

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How to use sham in a sentence?

  1. Bill Browder:

    The whole thing is a big sham from top to bottom, this is just Vladimir Putin playing games with Trump and sort of playing games with the American public as well, then throwing my name into the hopper to make it even more interesting.

  2. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov:

    This does not mean that this is an acknowledgement of Jaish al-Islam and Ahrar al-Sham as two legitimate partners in the negotiations, this is our stance and this is the stance of so many parties in the support group and they consider these groups terrorist groups.

  3. Plato:

    The true lover of learning then must his earliest youth, as far as in him lies, desire all truth. . .He whose desires are drawn toward knowledge in every form will be absorbed in the pleasures of the soul, and will hardly feel bodily pleasures- -I mean, if he be a true philosopher and not a sham one. . .Then how can he who has the magnificence of mind and is the spectator of all times and all existence, think much of human life He cannot. Or can such a one account death fearful No indeed.

  4. Nancy Pelosi:

    The President's sham emergency declaration and unlawful transfers of funds have undermined our democracy, contravening the vote of the bipartisan Congress, the will of the American people and the letter of the Constitution, congress... must reassert its exclusive responsibilities reserved by the text of the Constitution and protect our system of checks and balances.

  5. Robert Whooley:

    I'm very happy because I think the whole thing was a sham to begin with, and it's good to see closure to it, i think we should move on.

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Translations for sham

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  • زائفArabic
  • Imitat, verstellen, Mogelei, Betrug, Schwindel, FälschungGerman
  • απάτηGreek
  • falso, fingido, fingirSpanish
  • huijaus, jäljennös, väärennös, huiputus, petosFinnish
  • feinte, astuce, tricher, ruse, tromper, tromperie, mentir, faux-semblantFrench
  • दिखावाHindi
  • álHungarian
  • fasullo, falsoItalian
  • 真似事, ごまかし, まがいものJapanese
  • imitatie, oplichterij, kwakzalverij, bedrog, nepDutch
  • udawanyPolish
  • păcăli, păcălealăRomanian
  • мошенничество, жульничество, подделкаRussian
  • เสแสร้งThai

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